Friday, June 25, 2010

Candidate spotlight: Chris Irvin (HD 28)

Up in NE Georgia, Tommy Irvin, the longtime agriculture commissioner won't be seeking another term as Georgia's Ag Commissioner as Irvin turns 81 next month, that doesn't mean a Irvin won't be on the ballot.

Christopher James "Chris" Irvin (D-Toccoa) will take on one term incumbent Michael Harden (R-Toccoa) for the seat, formerly held by longtime rep. Jeannette Jamieson (D).

Irvin is the grandson of Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin & this is his first run for political office.

His dad is a state court judge and his mom served three terms on the Stephens County Board of Education."

Irvin is Owner/Manager of a construction company.

A lifelong resident of the 28th District, Irvin is a graduate of Stephens County High School and attended Limestone College and Clemson University prior to entering private business.

He is a licensed building contractor and said he will make education and jobs his emphasis together with "bringing down the ever increasing unemployment rate and taxes and other fees which have occurred under our present leadership."

Described as a staunch democrat, Irvin said he will seek election as an "independent Democrat."

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